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Vacas flacas, consecuencia de las últimas inundaciones en Laureles


Paraguay, 20 de Agosto 2014
Fuente: Entorno Inteligente - VE

Debido a dicho fenómeno los pastizales de los campos se han perdido y los ganados vacunos han quedado prácticamente sin nada que comer, a esto se suma el estado crítico del camino por donde se podría sacar los animales a lugares más altos, por lo que los propietarios se ingenian para salvar los días que quedan de agosto, considerada precisamente "la época de las vacas flacas".

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More Support for Damaged Health Care Facilities in the Philippines


AmeriCares emergency medical aid, power generators and other humanitarian support are reaching health facilities in the Philippines damaged by Typhoon Rammasun. When the Category 3 typhoon struck in July, it left nearly 100 dead, destroyed homes, displaced hundreds of thousands of families and left millions without power.

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Reportan que la lluvia afectó 50 comunidades de Tapacarí


Mamani dice que animales y caminos se dañaron

El asambleísta departamental de Cochabamba, Valentín Mamani, indicó que animales y caminos de cerca a 50 comunidades de la provincia Tapacarí están afectados por lluvias registradas en los últimos días, reportó radio Pío XII de la red ERBOL.

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Gobierno Nacional inició la reparación, rehabilitación y reconstrucción de las áreas afectadas en Cerro Punta

El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias (COE), informó esta mañana, que el equipo interinstitucional apostado en las áreas afectadas de las comunidades de Las Nubes y Nueva Suiza, ubicadas en el corregimiento de Cerro Punta, provincia de Chiriquí, continúan con el proceso de reparación, rehabilitación y reconstrucción de todas los sectores afectados.

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Sudan: 2014 Floods (as of 20 August 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Thailand - Severe Weather (ECHO Daily Flash 21 August 2014)

  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting Thailand in the past few days, resulting in floods in several north-western provinces. In Phayao, 60 mm of rain were recorded in 24h over 19-20 August and in Chiang Rai 87 mm were measured in 24h, over 20-21 August.

  • As of 21 August, local media report eight villages hit by flash floods in Nan province. One person is missing, while over 300 houses have been affected. Floods have also affected parts of Phrae, Lampang and Phayao provinces.

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Afghanistan Food Security Outlook Update August 2014

An average to above-average wheat harvest is ongoing in the highlands


  • Across almost all areas the wheat harvest has been average to above-average. The ongoing harvest in the highlands is starting similarly with higher yields than last year reported in some areas.
    With own produced crops or labor income from the harvest, most areas remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1).

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India: Cyclone Phailin (MDRIN013) DREF final report

Period covered by this update: 14 October 2013 to 14 May 2014 CHF 500,000 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 15,000 families (75,000 beneficiaries) and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.

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Monsoon takes a break, revival unlikely for a week

Times of India

Amit Bhattacharya,TNN | Aug 21, 2014, 06.29 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The havoc caused by rains and floods in some parts of the country has ironically come at a time when the monsoon has gone into a break, which began around August 15 and is likely to continue for at least another week.

The India Meteorological Department defines 'break' in the monsoon as three or more consecutive days of rains being way below normal in the 'core monsoon zone' — a swathe that runs across most of central India.

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Davao Oriental already in rehabilitation stage after Typhoon Pablo, says Governor

MANILA, Aug. 21 -- Davao Oriental is making headway in rebuilding communities devastated by Typhoon Pablo in December 2012, Governor Corazon Malanyaon said on Wednesday.

“We are now in the reconstruction and rehabilitation stage. So much is going on there in Davao Oriental now, so parang alive na alive talaga ang tatlong towns. Everybody seems to have work. Everybody seems to be involved in all the activities,” Malanyaon said during a press briefing after paying a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #36, 13 – 19 August 2014


  • There has been heavy fighting in Bentiu this week, including very close to the PoCs. The fighting is slowing the humanitarian response in the area, and has stopped supply movements, including essential supplies such as therapeutic foods to treat acute malnutrition.

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Solomon Islands atoll desperate for supplies

By Online Editor

10:25 am GMT+12, 21/08/2014, Solomon Islands

A former trade negotiator in Solomon Islands says the people of Sikaiana Atoll in the Malaita Province are desperate for food and medical supplies after five months without a shipping service.

Robert Sisilo says the situation is increasingly urgent and the population of 250 people are without a nurse or teachers.

He says food grown on the island has basically run out and people are pleading with authorities in Honiara to send a boat as quickly as possible.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #24, Issued on 10 August 2014


• UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

• July was Nutrition month focusing on ‘Nutrition in Emergencies’. A high-level Nutrition Summit brought together more than 300 members of congress, policy makers and key nutrition players.

• On 15 July, Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) struck the Philippines with limited impact in Haiyan affected areas. UNICEF supported Government preparedness and response, including evacuation of 1,000 families.

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Flood waters over Khartoum State, Sudan (as of 20 August 2014)


This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of flood affected land as detected in satellite imagery acquired by the Pleiades satellite on 19 August 2014 in Khartoum State, Sudan. The area surrounding Khartoum City and Umdurman was inundated by floods caused by heavy rains. Areas to the South of Umdurman seem to have been flooded and many other areas including Um Baba and Khartoum Bahri seem to be affected by varying levels of water and saturated soils. The flooded area over Khartoum has decreased slightly in some areas, however there also appears to be an increase in others.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 21 – August 27, 2014

  • Increased rains observed in West Africa during the past observation period.

  • Consistent heavy rains triggered flooding, destroyed houses, and thousands of displaced people in Sudan.

1) Inadequate rainfall distribution since early June has delayed planting and negatively affected crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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Bulgaria: Floods - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) n° MDRBG002 DREF operation


A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

After an exceptionally dry winter, the weather in Bulgaria started becoming very wet, going to the other extreme. Since the beginning of the summer, heavy rains and hail storms have been a constant problem for the local population.

In the late hours of 31 July, storms and heavy rainfalls in North-West Bulgaria caused devastating floods in the regions of Sofia, Plovdiv, Montana and Vratsa.

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Caritas provides food for flood evacuees in Nepal


Caritas Nepal is responding to massive flooding in Nepal, where continuous rainfall last week wiped out homes, roads and crops and sent people fleeing from their homes.

The government has evacuated thousands of people to safer locations, but the evacuees “don’t have cooked food or basic items like blankets and mattresses,” says Arpana Karki, Programme Coordinator for Caritas Nepal’s Disaster Management Department. “They’re sleeping on the bare ground.” Arpana says the evacuees also do not have proper access to drinking water and sanitation.

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Press Statement: United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Nepal, 20 August 2014

Nepal, 20 August 2014: The Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Nepal, Jamie McGoldrick expressed his condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and those who are still missing from the last month’s landslides and floods.

Over the past weeks the United Nations and partners in Nepal have been working side by side with the Government of Nepal in responding to the landslide and flood emergencies. The Government’s response to the Sunkoshi landslide was effective and well-managed.